Fall and winter are some of the coziest and exciting times of the year—you don’t want to miss out by getting the flu! The best and most effective option to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated, but there are many preventative actions one can take to lessen their risk. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you avoid getting sick this year:
1.) Avoid contact with sick persons.
2.) Stay home if you are sick.
3.) Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
4.) Wash your hands! (Using hand sanitizer does NOT replace hand washing!)
5.) Avoid excessive touching of your facial area.
6.) Practice healthy habits—disinfect frequently used areas, get plenty of sleep, stay active, and drink lots of water and eat nutritiously!
Written by Elizabeth Schmitz